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Jar and lid

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1488-1505 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by F. E. Colthurst

  • Museum number:

    C.40&A-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 6, shelf 3 []

Physical description

Ovoid jar, with domed and knobbed lid. Recessed foot, unglazed beneath, where the paste shows pinkish discolouration. Painted on the lid, a row of radiating formal leaves, this repeated on the shoulder. Round the base, painted gadroons. Main frieze painted with human figures and landscapes.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1488-1505 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue

Dimensions

Height: 12.4 cm

Descriptive line

Jar and lid, porcelain painted in underglaze cobalt blue; China, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Blue and white

Subjects depicted

Landscapes; Figures; Foliation (pattern)

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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